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We want to build for eternity
FOAMGLAS® sustainability

We believe the most sustainable thing is to produce insulation products that stand the test of time and won’t need to be replaced over and over again.

This is what we stand for.

Insulation is a key to the solution

Our products are fire safe and play a vital role in fighting climate change. Once installed, FOAMGLAS® retains its properties and enhances energy efficiency for the whole lifetime of a building.*

(* EPD-PCE-20200300-IBB1-EN, published by IBU )

We continuously reduce our footprint

We aspire to halve our CO2 emissions by 2030 and eventually eliminate our use of fossil fuels. We were pioneers in melting glass with green electricity already in 2007 and continue to use 100% renewable electricity at our factories.

We strive for circular economy

Glass can be recycled over and over again. Currently approximately 60% of the raw material used to make FOAMGLAS® comes from recycled materials such as car windows and product waste from our factories. We are developing take-back solutions and aim for zero waste leaving our plants by 2030.

We create sustainable buildings together with our customers

We are continuously joining forces with our customers to develop and test new sustainable products and solutions.

FOAMGLAS® insulation helps transform shipping containers into homes with 50% lower carbon footprint

FOAMGLAS® business takes part in the cHOMgenius project, which converts shipping containers into energy-efficient homes that are easy to modify, disassemble and reassemble. We listed three reasons why cHOMgenius can change the whole concept of living

Proof points – this is our impact

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Zero waste

At our plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium, no production waste goes to landfill. It is reused as raw material in our own factory and as filling material for e.g. brick production, road construction and sound barriers.

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Currently approximately 60%* of the raw material used to make FOAMGLAS comes from recycled materials such as car windows and waste from our own factories. We aim to increase the use of recycled materials in our products.

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Non-Branded packaging

We have deliberately chosen not to brand our wrapping to make the plastic easier to recycle.

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100 years

The durability of FOAMGLAS® products is practically unlimited when they are used as designated.* In the EPD, the declared service life is 100 years. * EPD-PCE-20200300-IBB1-EN, published by IBU

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Electric melting

We use electric melters for melting the glass at both of our factories in Europe. This reduces CO2 emissions significantly.

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Hero package

We developed a new package that reduces the use of plastics by 55% compared to the original.

Read more about sustainability at Foamglas